>didn't the Roots TFA and Common's >LWFC both go gold? that >would make them unreal hip >hop according to your theory...wouldn't >it???
Stop that! You are exposing the bias!
It is simple, damnit:
Good music never never sells (sorry Mos, that's twice)!
If it sells, it isn't good. Unless it is *insert any from a list of acts who are on good side of bias who 'deserve' to sell records*.
What's more, 99% of artists who sell records (where do they get the stats from?) in mass quantity aren't 'real'.
If you are not selling lots of records and you are on the good side of the bias, you are automatically 'doin it for da luv'.
Forget that you is on a major label and putting out videos and promoting albums. This too is purely 'for da luv'. You see, rappers don't have bills like us non-rappers. All the 'real' people let rappers stay with them as they go from town to town.
Jimaveli: looking at my lowly paycheck and realizing that I too must also be 'doin it for da luv'